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1968

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Kinetic Light Sculpture, 1968

This is a Sculpture. It was created by Chuck Prentiss. It is dated 1968 and we acquired it in 1968. Its medium is assembled sheet stainless steel, one-way mirror glass, light bulbs, electric motor. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Museum purchase in memory of Marie Hunt Young, William G. Salomon, and various donors.

  • Ring (kinetic), 1993
  • silver, acrylic.
  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-5

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 37 x 20.5 x 38.4 cm (14 9/16 x 8 1/16 x 15 1/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Kinetic Light Sculpture, 1968; Chuck Prentiss (American, born 1942); assembled sheet stainless steel, one-way mirror glass, light bulbs, electric motor; H x W x D: 37 x 20.5 x 38.4 cm (14 9/16 x 8 1/16 x 15 1/8 in.); Museum purchase in memory of Marie Hunt Young, William G. Salomon, and various donors; 1968-95-1

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